(Closed) Lutheran taking Communion during Catholic Mass?

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yes, I believe so.  I have never heard of an instance where a Non-Catholic was allowed to take Communion.  The weekend Darling Husband and I went through our Engaged Encounter, even Catholics who were not in good standing were discouraged from taking Communion.  I hope that helps!

Post # 4
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes, you should refrain from receiving.  However, you can go forward in the receiving line and cross your arms over your chest to show the priest that you would like a blessing instead.

Post # 5
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I am sorry for your situation, but no you should not take communion.

Post # 6
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think @jalaamarie: is right. I am Catholic and it is my understanding that you can not take communion unless you had your first holy communion in the Catholic Church. Does the school you work for know you are not Catholic? If so, some people might take offense to you recieveing communion. I would just get a blessing, (cross your arms across your cheast) or just not go up for communion at all. 

Post # 7
3218 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

No, you should not take communion. (And this isn’t just a feeling of “conversative” Catholic churches, it’s a universal rule.) 

Post # 8
618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I agree with everyone else. You are not supposed to take communion unless you are Catholic. I work at Catholic school and we have teachers there that are not Catholic. They either go op in the communion line and get a blessing (walk up with uourarms crossed in an x across your chest) or they stay in the pew. Whatever you are most comfortable with, just no communion.

Post # 10
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Don’t feel awkward about not taking communion! Some Sundays if I had a bite to eat before Mass I don’t go up (Catholics are supposed to fast for 1 hour). If they know you are not Catholic they will understand. And even if they don’t know, they will still not care and probably not even notice if you hang back! You can always go up with your arms crossed for a blessing, though 🙂

Post # 11
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I used to attend catholic school high school though I had left the catholic church after the 6th grade.  For HS Catholic Mass that was required, I (like Magdalena said) just crossed my arms and received a blessing during communion.  I have done the same thing at several catholic weddings that I have attended.

Post # 13
1278 posts
Bumble bee

It is a universal Catholic rule that non Catholics are not allowed to partake in the sacrement of marriage.  I’m glad that you are checking first, that shows a lot of respect towrad the church!  It shouldn’t be an issue for you not taking it, sometimes Catholics don’t for various reasons, and as the PPs said, you can always go up and cross your arms, you will get a blessing instead!

Post # 14
196 posts
Blushing bee

My dad is Lutheran and my mom is Catholic. During the wedding, my dad was allowed to take communion. I’m not exactly sure why, but I think it can happen in very limited situations. But generally, if you are not Catholic, you will be asked to refrain from taking part in communion.

Post # 15
1278 posts
Bumble bee

@T-Rex:  When I said sacrament of marriage, I meant sacrament of communion.  Can you tell what is on my mind?

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